Why demand for Mason jars surges in times of uncertainty

Dec 7, 2020
Canning food fills a "psychological need to find control wherever you can" during economic downturns, says journalist Jen Doll.
Demand for Mason jars surged in 2020, but this isn’t the first time that’s happened during a period of instability. Above, girls can plums in 1944.
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Sep 2, 2010
Maybe it's the bounty at our local farmers' markets, maybe it's the desire for a comfort-hobby. Whatever the reason, we and our friends over at NPR...